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In her latest book, Sex and Lies, translated by Sophie Lewis, Leïla Slimani collects the sexual stories of Moroccan women from all walks of life to create a provoking, yet uplifting narrative.
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Translation as a form of reading and the otherness we embrace within ourselves through translated works are explored in Elodie Rose Barnes’ second piece, as part of her Life in Languages series.
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Chantal Thomas’ evocatively layered memoir, Memories of Low Tide, relates the complex, shifting relationship she has with her mother and their mutual love for swimming in the sea.
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In this first instalment of her self-conceived series, Life in Languages, Elodie Rose Barnes considers how texts in translation have made an impact on her life and writing, especially during lockdown, and sees the art of translation as a bridge in the era of physical distancing.
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Saskia Vogel’s beautifully written debut, Permission, is about sex, power, and, yes, BDSM. But it’s also about grief, belonging and the healing that comes from such intimacy, writes our guest editor Elodie Rose Barnes.
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Pauline Delabroy-Allard’s debut novel, All About Sarah, is a brilliantly haunting story about an intense and passionate love affair between two women, writes Elodie Rose Barnes.
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Nathalie Léger’s latest experimental novel, The White Dress, beautifully weaves together the protagonist’s own story with that of the late artist Pippa Bacca and performance artists like Marina Abramović.
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In these two hauntingly evocative poems, Elodie Rose Barnes captures the sensuous, creative spirit of night and the tumultuous relationships of Djuna Barnes and Thelma Wood, Natalie Barney and Renée Vivien.
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Bursts of bright colour, radical tapestries and personal drawings exploring loss and grief mark out the Baltic’s current exhibition of Judy Chicago’s work, which spans the whole of her 50-year career.
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